LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Elizabeth Klett, and performed by a full cast. A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audio, christmas, dickens, carol Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
In this footage from a lecture in San Francisco in 1987, Leary discusses the 1960's, Abbie Hoffman, Eldridge Cleaver, DEA, Dennis Hopper, Apple Computers, Cyber Punk, and the Cybernetic 21st Century. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Sixties, DEA, Drug War, Cybernetics, emerging technologies, abbie hoffman, dennis hopper, apple...
Sacrifice - A colorful plunge into the world of ritualistic animal slaughter. This is Kyle's earliest short, dating back to early 2006. This is a part of a no-budget film ideology in which no money was spent or taken from anyone to produce these films (beyond gas money to drive to locations). None of the actors or people involved were paid. The director to this day has not received one cent to create his visions. Contact Kyle Willey: firstname.lastname@example.org ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Der Golem, Begotten, Silent, Black & White, Robe., Scissor Shock, Adam Cooley, Gary Norton,...
Charlie Chaplin's 61st Film Released June 17 1917. The Immigrant (also called Broke) starring the Charlie Chaplin Tramp character as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and befriends a young woman along the way. It also stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell. The movie was written and directed by Chaplin. According to Kevin Brownlow and David Gill's documentary series Unknown Chaplin, the first scenes to be written and filmed... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Silents
This collection include 5 previously posted Betty Boop cartoons converted from DivX to QuickTime: Betty Boop: A Song a Day (1936), Betty Boop: Is My Pam Read (1932), Betty Boop: More Pep (1936), Betty Boop's Ker-Choo (1932), Betty Boop: The Candid Candidate (1937). ( 1 reviews ) Topics: animation, betty_boop, fleischer
Just look into those faces of these people who were alive and well nearly 100 years ago, attending the California State Fair. Look at them and take it all in. What do you see? What kind of people? What do they look like? When I did it, what I found was both eerie and fascinating -- people long dead who lived again via the magic of movies. Who ever said time travel was impossible? ( 1 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, historic, 1913, people, crowd, California State Fair
Another one in a series of police training films (16mm) that were made by Motorola, MTI and others. Most of this series was shot in California and used the local police department staff as actors. I discovered these films in a police station that was being renovated. I transferred each print, one every night, returned the next day, until I had amassed all 15 prints. Some of this is of value historically, since it represents another era, one in which the law and order of the fifties was giving... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: police, police training, officer survival
One of a number of shorts that W.C. Fields made before he went into feature films. The scene where he extracts the woman's tooth may be one of the funniest he made. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: w.c.fields, comedy, dentist
A female prisoner at the County Jail, who is accused of murder, finds out that a female deputy is undercover in the jail. She wants to find out who the deputy is. Episode 39 (Final Episode) Air Date: December 24, 1957 ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Code 3, Prison
Georges Treville appeared as Sherlock Holmes in a number of short features in 1912. His series of films was the first officially authorised series of Holmes Films, produced under the supervision of Conan Doyle himself. This is the 8th and final episode it is also the only episode that survives. The series comprised the following films, all directed by Adrien Caillard and produced by Eclair. 1. Le ruban moucheté/The Speckled Band 2. Flamme d’argent/The Silver Blaze 3. The Beryl Coronet 4. The... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Georges Treville, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
Season 1, Ep 37: The Case of the Unlucky Gambler Andrew Fenwick hires Holmes to find his missing father, Herbert Fenwick. The trail leads to some pubhopping! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, mystery, thriller
Kelly Harrel sings traditional folk tune "I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again" with guitar and harmonica accompaniment. Recorded January 7, 1925. From the original 78rm disk. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: oldtime, folk, country, appalachian, old-time appalachian, 78rpm Source: Original 78rpm disk digitized by old78collector
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This is second part of collection of short film created by The Edison Manufacturing Co. and Thomas A. Edison, Inc. from the years 1899-1902. Some of this movies are already on Internet Archive, but I thought it would be great have them all in one place. I've downloaded them from: Library of Congress Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Collection Part 1 Collection Part 3 ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Edison, silent, history, Thomas Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, U.S.A, U.S., America, classic, short,...
The very first Sherlock Holmes film. About a minute long, this features Holmes confused by a disappearing bandit. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, mutoscope, baffled, mystery, arcade film machines, historical
This one is a silent film created by a young Walt Disney. I was not familiar with this film although I had seen both silent and talkies as the early film makers called them. One of my ancestors was in a silent film, but he was one of the crowd. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Silent films, Walt Disney, Silver Screen, Alice
Little Nemo is a very early animation (1911) drawn by Windsor McCay and based on his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It is interesting in that it shows McCay drawing the pictures which will later go into the animation. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: silents, animation
From IMDb: Rich old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit. But he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only heir who shares his name, inherits, if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before he can reveal the identity of Annabelle's... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Silent
Curiosity propels two teens, Meg and Nath (Allene Roberts and Lon McCallister) to explore an apparently abandoned house in the countryside. Of course they are warned to stay away from the secluded place. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
While on a cross-country train trip, the Our Gang kids drive the rest of the passengers crazy with a never-ending game of cowboys and Indians. During a stopover in the sleepy town of Red Dog, the kids disembark in hopes of savoring a taste of genuine Western life. They get more than they bargained for when a trio of bandits rides into town for a showdown with the local sheriff. Meanwhile, black youngster Allen "Farina" Hoskins tries to pass himself off as an Indian, but the members of... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: our gang, little rascals
Brief excerpt from "The Ted Steele Show", featuring Bill Haley & The Comets performing "Rock Around the Clock". This excerpt is all that I can find from the program, although I'd love to see the whole thing! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Bill Haley, Rock Music, Rock'n'Roll, Rock Around the...
From the Library of Congress website: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene. - http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/papr:@filreq(@field(NUMBER+@band(edmp+4036))+@field(COLLID+edison)) ( 4 reviews ) Topics: execution, Mary Stuart
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Cunningham Heritage" Originally aired October 18, 1954. Holmes unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Mr. Cunningham, a gentleman whose fiancée was found by his body with a knife in her hand. This television episode marks the first filmed meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Based on "A Study in Scarlet" and very loosely "The Adventure of the Reigate Squires/Puzzle." ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery